Wills Attorneys in Austin
Do You Want to Protect Your Family’s Future?
If you don’t have an estate plan in place, having even just a basic will is better than nothing. Dying intestate – without a will – means your assets and property will be inherited according to your state’s laws, which may not align with your wishes. Probate can also cost more in time and money than if a clear will is in place to guide the process.
At The Schwab Law Firm, we know these are just a few of the key reasons people seek to create a basic will to cover their bases. Probate can be an emotionally complicated time for your family already trying to grieve their loss, why add difficulty to the process of dealing with your estate?
Our wills attorneys in Austin are here to help you build a basic will that can help your family and the legal system know what to do with your estate when you pass on. Learn more about what we offer by taking advantage of a free initial consultation we reserve for all prospective clients.
Your Will Can Cover More Than ‘Things’
If you feel jaded by estate planning because it seems to just be all about who gets what of your belongings after you pass one, you should know there’s more to it than that. Even a basic will can cover important topics that deal with who will care for your children, disabled relatives, and pets.
If you are a guardian of a minor child or a loved one with special needs, drafting your will is an opportunity to select someone you trust with their raising and care in your absence. While it’s common for people to assign their siblings or other close relatives as the guardians over their children, you aren’t bound by familial ties to determine who is best suited to raise your children. That means even trusted friends whose values align with yours can even be selected as guardians.
The same can be said for your pets whose ownership you can direct to someone you trust to provide the day-to-day attention and care they need to thrive. This is an important consideration for elderly people with younger cats and dogs, but also anyone of any age who owns animals with long lifespans, like parrots and turtles (who often outlast their owners).
Our wills attorneys in Austin at The Schwab Law Firm can help you create even just a basic will that makes sure your affairs are in order for when you pass on. This can be a valuable option for anyone, but especially people who feel they are too young or don’t own enough to need a comprehensive estate plan.
While the truth is that a well-rounded estate plan can benefit anyone at any time in their life, a simple will is often enough to cover some of the most important things you and your loved ones care about most.